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Shirley Kay Ogden

shirley-ogden-1Shirley Kay Ogden, age 81, of Mena, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Montgomery County Nursing Home in Mount Ida.  She was born on Friday, May 10, 1035 to Arthur Fredrick and Ruth Lorene Warren Struve in Olton, Texas.

Shirley was a person of integrity and a respecter of others in dealings with other people.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena where she was very active in the church; also in the P.E.O. and a Board Member of the Son-Light Center.  Shirley loved life and her perfect day consisted of spending time with her family, playing Bridge, and ending the day on the golf course.  Shiurley loved her family and her children gave her great joy and pride in her life.  She enjoyed sewing, putting puzzles together, knitting and cooking for her family; she was known for her Christmas goodies she would make during that time.  Madge was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Arthur Struve.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 61 Years, Forrest Ogden of Mena; two sons and daughter in law, Steve Ogden of Gunnison, Colorado and Fred and Delilah Ogden of Mena; two daughters and sons in law, Ginger and Audrey Sterner of Mena and Janet and Jerry Gorden of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Marvelle Thorp of Tularosa, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Charmian Eigenman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Stephen Ogden of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Matt Bingham of Dallas, Texas, Barbara Ramsey of Mena, Mandy Gorden and Ben Gorden of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Mena with Reverend Ann Ferris officiating.  Visitation will be Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.  A private family burial will take place at the Pinecrest Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her Bridge Ladies, Mary Jo Abernathy, Helen Dellinger, Isle Billingsley, Ida Pitchford, Paula Brotherton, Flora McChristian and Ruth Campbell.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be to the church or charity of your choice.

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